All UK Disney Stores To Close Except London and Dublin
There has been a lot of sad news for Disney Store cast members across the globe recently, with mass closures being announced.
Sadly, it has been confirmed that all UK Disney Stores are set to close by September 2021, except the two flagship stores. The two remaining stores will be located at Oxford Street, London and Dublin.
The Disney Store first opened up its doors in the United Kingdom in 1990 with the Oxford Street location. The opening of this store also marked the first overseas location for a Disney Store outside of one of the parks.
From then on, Disney Stores opened up across the four countries. In 2002 a Harrods location opened up, including a Disney Cafe and its very own Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique which closed its doors in 2017.
Sadly, the Disney company are focusing more on the e-commerce side of the business now. It is assumed that part of the reason for the huge number of closures is related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March, it was announced that at least 60 brick-and-mortar locations will be closed in the US alone. Cast Members and Disney fans from the UK were hoping they would be safe, however, the announcement was made internally to cast recently.
In a devastating list of closures announced just last week, it was revealed that the very first Disney Store location will be part of the cut.
The store in Glendale, California has been open since 1987 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 alongside The Disney Store as a whole.